Friday, May 14, 2010

What are these??

Are they a cookie?? A brownie?? Some kind of sweet, deliciously rich and sugary bar??

Apparantly, they're called Congo Bars.

I think I'd prefer to call them a chocolate chip cookie brownie. Or maybe a blondie.

Infact, I think I WILL call them chocolate chip blondies.

Well, that's my name for them, and I'm stickin' to it!!

I had a recipe printed out from something delicious I saw on foodgawker but then Bakerella posted this. I rushed right home from work and picked up some chocolate chips along the way too. Milk chocolate AND white chocolate. Oh boy. I totally regret not going to the gym today.

Yum. Pretty good. Maybe a tad undercooked for some, but I like soft, gooey cookies. That's when they taste best.

Recipe via Bakerella

2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 lb. light brown sugar (Oh my and thank you!)
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
500g choc chips - I think this is approx what I used......idk, I never measure choc chips - there's no such thing as too many, right?!

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Set aside.
Stir brown sugar into softened (not melted) butter in another large bowl until butter disappears. You can use the back of your spoon to help incorporate the two together.
Add eggs one at a time to butter mixture and stir well after each egg.
Add vanilla & chocolate chips. Mix well.
Add dry flour mixture and stir until well combined.
Line a 13 x 9 brownie pan and spread mixture evenly in pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (I baked mine for EXACTLY 30 mins. I probably should have left them in for about 7 - 10 more mins though) or until top is golden brown.

Did you see my cute pink sifter up there?? My brother picked that out all by himself to give to me for my birthday.

And I know that statement makes him sound younger than me but no, he's not my little brother. He's actually 33. But that is a gift that a man of any age should be commended on purchasing. Pretty thoughtful if you ask me!!


g 3 o r g i L y n said...


that . is. all.! :)